Taken Question
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
April 8, 2010

Question: Please confirm whether Japanese Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa was scheduled to meet with U.S. officials in late April? There are reports that he announced the cancellation of his trip to the U.S.

Answer: We welcome visits to Washington by Japanese political leaders, which we believe can enhance mutual understanding. We understand that Secretary General Ozawa may have been considering a visit to the United States this spring, but nothing had been scheduled. We refer you to Mr. Ozawa's office for further information.

PRN: 2010/407